The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
UK
Rank 825 929 908
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 37 23 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.022% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.023% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 28 22 30
Median salary £42,500 £38,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £32,500 £42,250
10% offered a salary of more than £78,250 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +78 27 £42,500 +9.67% 3
South West +28 13 £40,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -7 9 £40,000 +3.22%
London +62 8 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Stroud +2 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Cardiff - 5 £32,000 -
South Wales - 5 £32,000 -
Wales - 5 £32,000 -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Warwick - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Bath +3 3 £42,500 -20.56% 1
Somerset -3 3 £42,500 -20.56% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £45,000 -
County Antrim - 3 £45,000 -
Belfast - 3 £45,000 -
South East +71 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Berkshire +45 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +21 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Milton Keynes +15 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Bristol +5 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Slough - 1 £40,000 -

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Test Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.29%) Selenium
4 20 (33.90%) QA
4 20 (33.90%) Finance
5 17 (28.81%) Java
6 16 (27.12%) Automated Testing
7 14 (23.73%) SQL
8 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
9 12 (20.34%) HP
10 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
10 11 (18.64%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (18.64%) Software Testing
10 11 (18.64%) Test Scripting
10 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
11 10 (16.95%) Test Management
11 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
11 10 (16.95%) SoapUI
11 10 (16.95%) Oracle
11 10 (16.95%) C#
12 9 (15.25%) JMeter
12 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (15.25%) Defect Management
12 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
13 8 (13.56%) Sun
13 8 (13.56%) Banking
13 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (13.56%) Siebel
13 8 (13.56%) Degree

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) Confluence
1 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Office
1 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.47%) MS Project
3 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (37.29%) Selenium
2 10 (16.95%) SoapUI
3 9 (15.25%) JMeter
4 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.47%) HP UFT
6 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.78%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (6.78%) SpecFlow
7 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.08%) LabVIEW
7 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.39%) JBehave
8 2 (3.39%) JIRA
8 2 (3.39%) JUnit
8 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.39%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (3.39%) RSpec
8 2 (3.39%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (3.39%) Subversion
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
4 2 (3.39%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) XML
2 6 (10.17%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) JSON
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) Ajax
4 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) BBC
5 1 (1.69%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) VMS
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Solaris
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) Test Automation
3 16 (27.12%) Automated Testing
4 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
5 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
5 11 (18.64%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
6 10 (16.95%) Test Management
7 9 (15.25%) Defect Management
8 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
10 6 (10.17%) BDD
10 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Smoke Testing
11 5 (8.47%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) Java
2 14 (23.73%) SQL
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) Python
5 3 (5.08%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
3 6 (10.17%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) CREST Certified
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) HP
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 8 (13.56%) Siebel
3 8 (13.56%) Sun
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) BT
5 1 (1.69%) Intel Security
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago